Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign. It is made by the honest engraver in the first story, seduced by the charms of a young widow, and ... See full summary »
The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But ... See full summary »
Angelos Kreouzis (Nikos Kourkoulos) survives a shipwreck and reveals to the committee in charge that the disaster was not an accident, but the consequence of the neglect of the ship by those responsible.
Two rich old friends, Andreas and Agisilaos are in love with young Rita. Andreas believes that youth and not money drive the word. He sells his soul to the devil, becomes young and flirts ... See full summary »
Mary lends her car to her friend Lili (wife of jealous Mihalis) who wants it for meeting her new boyfriend. But Lili has an accident and returns the car in a very bad condition. To cover up... See full summary »
Andreas meets Mika in Italy and they quickly fall in love and get married. However, upon their return to Greece, Andreas meets Mika's eccentric family and sees that living with them will ... See full summary »
After the liberation from the Turks, Astrapogiannos returns to his village. His name has become a legend and his accomplished songs. The situation that faces him is filled with bitterness. ... See full summary »
The story has to do with love, revolution, old ideas versus newer ones, conflict and finally a new world being created from the older one's ashes.
Vassilis Georgiadis was lucky enough to have a great script in his hand and a terrific cast to match it. I mostly liked the four protagonists: Nickos Kourkoulos as the rebellious, justice-adoring son who's not afraid to stand up against his family, Yiannis Voglis as his violent, tough brother, the GREAT Manos Katrakis as their wise but stubborn father and Mary Chronopoulou as Irene, a true feminist of the beginning of the 20th century. Also notice Notis Peryialis, the actor who plays the part of the only character of the story who really existed: Marinos Antypas The film was nominated for the Oscar of the Best Foreign movie. It's a pity it didn't win it...
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